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LAMLAND EVENING TELEGRAM
TWELVE PAGES Published in the Best Town in the Best Part of the Best State. TWKL.VE PAOES NO. 40 VOL. 1 LAKELAND, FLORIDA, MONDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1911. PUR SUES . fORDIVORCE ,TiI WHILE LAKELAND MINIS- TER TILES DIVORCE PROCEED INGS IN TAMPA TODAY. - Kla.. Dee. IK. A matter 0- :.r-:itralii interest both in this :::.d through out the State .tran .. i re today when W. K. Piner. ii i ly pastor of the Methodist .( Lakeland, but who ha :.. ,n:.' to this city to engage in ; a, tiic of law, filed divorce pro : :.:s against his wife in the (, -lough county court. tiiai' ly after the papers were -.,. were withdrawn from :,,.!!.. it is not known exactly v, h..' pounds are stated. It is un however, that Mrs. Piner ; sanitarium in Kentucky, and :i there for several years, ars a so, when Mr. Piner was ;,a-tor of the First Methodist !;:r!i i.f this city, Mrs. Piner was :,, h resident, living here with him, i;l ... is well remembered by ili-iM 1" opie 01 lUHll'U. fete lean i Florida, however, for the j..,s tour or five years. !: Piner was noted as one of the hrilliant ministers in the Flor- . - I.. . . I.. i .j i uiiiereiice, uui ac me vumiu- ,,.. of this year's ministry in Lake- i .he decided to give up the pul- ,;t for the bar, and formed a part- t-iship a few days ago with V. T. for the practice of law in this ROBERT YATES DIES. S !. REVIVAL AT BAPTIST CHURCH CLOSED LAST NIGHT v: h .. ti t . i-': it:-.t ! i' revival at the First Baptist i iosed yesterday morning. . ii the intention of Dr. Now- !nse the meeting last night, account of the heavy down 'iiin, no services were held. ! ival was a great success, ih'W members bavin been ' tin- church roll, and the .! oudition of the church '. benefited. lr. N'owlin's i! sermons brought many to better way and all were thereby. FINE FOR CITRUS FRUITS. c the Bartow District Oranges are Coloring Nicely. Flu., Dee. 17. The past has been fine on citrus fruit i ' se engaged in that industry t"ti busy. The cool nights a ised tht oranges and grape : eoior nicely. Walker, manager of the Cit- v hange, for Polk county, Is - after the 13 packing houses Ia hange. He reports a brisk :it and a good demand at fair both-oranges and grape 1 he crop is about -" per cent :i litis county. The estimate 'h-re will be about 4r0,000 ''iu the county this season. - a?est shortage is in grape- TRAGEDY VICTIMS BURIED. cf Men Killed in Fort Myers Fight Interred. Myers, Dec IT. The bodies h Langford and John Drig 1 ' shot each other Thursday ' I.aBellf. were brought here V !.:tht and prepared for bur-''-ffford's body was embalmed '-.(j in a handsome casket warded to his home at Ar : ' interment. Driggers was ' ; in the Fort Myers cemetery. ' ;-.c Z't feet apart, the two .'"-'el squirrel shot into each Labelle City Thursday af Driggers expired before he ; - r- moved from the street and died a few hours later. ' men had been drinking and. ' a quarrel, decided to shoot Both secured shotguns, step ' fi tie distance and at the word 'nced firing. Driggers was com-disenbowioii shot, which caused Langford's - while lying on the ground. 00 men i "vie iirumiueniir tuu- Is Victim of Negro Desperado at Plant City. Plant City. Doc. IT. Robert Yates, who was shot by Lee Armis tead, a negro, six weeks ago. died to clay from the effects of the injuries sustained at that time. Several days ago it was decided to perform an operation, as Mr. Yates' condition was becoming alarming. The operation was entirely success ful, but the patient was in such a state that he could not survive the shock. Mr. Yates was shot by Lee Armis tead, who resisted' arrest when he was approached at the union station as a suspicious character. A GENEROUS ACT. Tampa. Dec. IS.--One carload of Florida oranges shipped from the Citrus Exchange will be placed on auction, box by box, In Knoxville. Tcnn.. and the entire proceeds used to relieve the suffering of victims of the recent mine disaster and the widows and orphans left by those whose lives were snuffed out. This car of fruit should bring a tidy sum for the purpose to which the proceeds will be devoted, as re tail prices of oranges in that section can not be less than $" to $11 a box. With such an Incentive to bidders, public-spirited citizens probably will run the boxes far above this figure. SILVER SERVICE IS PRESENTED OFFERING OF PEOPLE OF FLORI DA GIVEN TO BATTLE SHIP TODAY. (Hy Associated Press.) Pensacola, Fla., Dee. IS. After a parade of the Oerman-Amerlcan Plue Jacket, the regular troops and the militiamen, the silver service from the people of Florida was pre sented to the battleship of that name today. A tablet to the memory of the late Senator Ilryan and a loving dtp, the latter from the Daughters of the Confederacy, were also pre sented. The service consists of twenty-live pieces, anil cost $ Hi, mill. ALL BODIES RECOVERED FROM BRICEVILLE MINE llriceville, Tetin., Dec. 17. Res cue parties at work in Cross Moun tain mine today located twenty-on" additional dead bodies. This brings the total up to eighty-four dead nod five rescued. President Stephenson of the Knoxville Iron Company which operated the mine, expressed the be lief tonight that this number ac counted for every man who enter ed the mine Saturday morning, one week ago. Fifty-nine women were made wid ows and 14 7 children left fatherless as a result of the disaster. Of the eighty-four men killed, it was learn ed today that only one had his lift-insured. 9 KILLED IN WRECK ON C. M. & ST. P. (Ry Associated Press ! Odessa. Minn., IH". 18. Nine persons were killed in a wrec k on the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul. Ten persons were seriously hurt. The second section of the passenger train crashed into the first which had unexpectedly stopped. WOMEN TO TELL OF DYNAMITE PLOTS By Associated Pr-s. Indianapolis. Ir.d.. I-c. iv lren Herrmann, bookkeeper and Grace Kaybr. stenographer, employed by the International Association of Bridge and Struc tural Iron Work ers, when John J. McXamara was arrested, last April, were called be fore the Federal grand jury inves tigating the alleged interstate dyna miting conspiracy, to tell what they know, in the effort to ascertain who besides the McXamaraa and Ortie McManigal are Inrplictaed In the plot CLOSING HOURS Of CONFERENCE APPOINTMENTS FOR YEAR PROB ABLY MADE THIS AFTERNOON. J. R. CASON, P. E., J. E. JENKINS, PASTOR GAINESVILLE. DEC. 18. 4:45 P. M. (SPECIAL) J. R. CASON IS APPOINTED PRESIDING ELDER OF BARTOW DISTRICT. AND J. C. JENKINS. LATE OF FIRST M. E. CHURCH. GAINESVILLE, WILL EE PASTOR AT LAKELAND. Gainesville, Dec. IS.- The Florida. Conference' is closing up its work to day prior to idjmirnnient this eve ning. It was thought that the ap pointments would lie anuoffneed this morning, but up until three o'clock this afternoon this part of the pro gram had not been taken up and it will probably be tonight be fore they are made public. Yesterday inclining Dr. llammill conducted the Sunday school of the Methodist church, and at the same hour the usual Conference love feast was held in the main body of the church. At the First Methodist church Bishop lloss occupied the pulpit ai the morning hour, after which a number of deacons and elders were ordained. At this church at three o'clock in the afternoon the memor ial service wiis held, Dr. Ainsworth preaching the sermon. The Culpeppers are here--they are familiar figures at every Annua! Conference1. They have been con ducting revivals throughout tht country during tlu past year, the father doing t In preaching and the young man in charge of the singins;. Last nifiiit the' edib r Culpepper preached at the First Baptist church. Willi only the appointments left to make, the Sixty-eighth annual Conference goe s on record as one of lite most me mor.'ible in the history of Florida Methoclisin. A large as sessment has been placed on tbe peo ple last year in many of the churches and all pastors have brought up very gratifying reports. The prospects are blight for the establishment of an aviation school a; Orlando, and the citizens there arc very enthusiastic over the matter. Tampa is also to be visited by the i.ir laeti and Miami is planning for such an event. LITTLE Of INTEREST IN CONGRESS TODAY Russian Matter Claimed Attention of Solons, to Exclusion of Other Matters. (By Associated Press, i Washington. D. C, Iter. IS - Out side he Russian matter the business of Congress is of small interest to day. The House, after considering minor bills adjourned. The Conl-mitte-e o,i Ste-el Trust continued its work. F. W. Kelsay, of Orange, X. J., appeared before the Senate Com mittee on interstate commerce. He attributed business troubles to the fabulous capitalization of corpeira-tions. GREAT REDUCTION IN FASHIONABLr. MILLINERY During Christmas w V Miss Xu r.a Patton will make a ' at reduc tion in all of her millir and those who need another hat r have net yet purchased one. can do no better than to see her spleaeii i ;teck and note some of the ec-epuonal va1ue3 she is effering. To see will be to buy for a large sum nn be saved by taking advantage ot her sweeping re duction. She also has a nice line of Christmas novelties, including col lars, belts, side frills, etc, all ot which would make very acceptable Chrlstmu KlfU. RUSSIAN TREATY ABROGATED ACTION TO THAT EFFECT WILL BE TAKEN BY SENATE TODAY (By Associated Press.! Washington, D. C, Dec-. IS. - Be fore the end of today's session of the Senate, which is expected to last far into the evening it is expected that the treaty of 1S:',L' between the I'tiited States and Russia will he abrogated as a result of Russia's ic-l'usal to rciounie passports issued to American citizens of Jewish faith. Long before the galleries were cpe tied, throngs of persons exiectin interesting debutes, besieged th capitol. It is expected thai the Sul.er House resolution, which bold ly declares Russia has erred, will lie turned clown for a substitute or lie amended. The president is said to 'favor abrogating the .treaty, but wishes it accomplished without tiff rout to Russia. A cabinet meet ing lasiing until midnight was held to consider the matter. A definite though unollicial state ment is made tliat President Taft will notify Russia of the abroga tion of the treaty, and the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations is today considering what form the notification will take: Two proositlons an first , that abrogation lie ordered in a joint res olution, as proposed by the House with objectionable features of the Sul.er resolution eliminated, and the second that the President should otlii daily proclaim abrogation with the senate's ratilication. It was later offeially announced that the President bad served no 'icc of the abrogation last Friday. lire Senate Committee then decided on the House resolution in a modi lied form. The act ion of this coun try is dec-lured to be based on the ground of elilTeietii cs w hic h have ichi'ii in the construction of the tienty, and that for this reason kit;..., lie '.-.irable that it should be terminated. SPIRIT OF UNREST OBTAINS IN CUBA Dissatisfaction In Island Over Re tention of Officials Opposed to Independence. ( By Assoe-iatcd Press. I Washington .1). ('., Dec. IS. Ac cording to Slate Department infor mation, there is feeding of great un rest in Cuba as the result of the re tention in c.Mice of officials who orig inally opposed Cuban inelependelicc. One- faction is demanding Hie dis charge of all those' who were opposed to independence, Ihus causing trou ble. YOUNG VANDERBILT WEDS MRS. S H. McKIM London. Dec. 17. Alfred Hwyiine Vandeubilt and Mrs. Smith llollins Me Kim, formerly Miss Margaret F.m erson, of Baltimore-, we re married at Reigate at I o'clock this afternoon, the bans having been announced in the customary manner. The couple have gone on a nioleir wedding trip. DAM BREAKS THROUGH; $35,000 DAMAGES. Augusta. Oa., D--. 17. Heavy rain in this section Friday and Sat urday so increased the headwater in Horse Creek Valley that the big clam or the Carolina Light and Powe-; Co., two mibs from Langb-y, ic Aiken county, could i:- - i'hs'aird the strain and last niht at 1 o'clock, broke through. The e.ntire dam and pewe-r plant was swept away, leaving only one large- dyna mo standing. Engineer C. A. Xipe, started t;n an inspection of the dam a few min utes before the break occurred, and noticed that the water was sweeping down through at a poii.t jus.t above the power house-. Before he could get back to the power houso the wa ter had eaten its way through and he barely escaped beir.R carried away with the dam. The loss Is over $35,000. DEPUTY SHERIFF MURDERED. Mangled Body Found on Railroad But Put there for Elind. FAYKTTKVILLK. X. ('.. Dec. 17 The badly mutilated body of Deputy Mienn lieiitin. of this county, was found today on t lit Atlantic Coast Line railroad tracks at Wade, a sta tion twelve miles north of this place. A train had passed over the body, but the physician's examination dis closed the fact that Dentin had been murdered and his body then placed on the track to cover up the crime. A posse has gone to Wade with bloodhounds, but mi to a late hour t o clue had been found. FR0F. SHEATS AT GAINESVILLE. Among the prominent arrivals in the city Friday was Hon. W. X. Shcats. Kx-State Superilllellihlll of Public Instruction, who is now mak ing his home at Lakeland. Prof. Shoals was for many years a resi dent of (iaincsvillo, and served Al achua county several terms as coun ty superintendent prior to his election to the Stale office. He U again a a candidate for State Super intendent. Prof. Sheats is making headquar ters at the Brown House during bis stay In the city and is being most cordially received by his many old ir'eiiils. (Jainesville Sun. SANFORD GETS TEN YEARS RELIGIOUS FANATIC WHO CAUSES SIX DEATHS GOES TO PEN. (By Associated Press. I Portland. Maine, Dec-. is. Ten years .in the Federal prison at At lanta was I lie selilelli'e imposed en Rev. Frank W. San ford, leader of the "Holy Chost and l's" religious sec-i, for cansin:; the deaths of t-ix persons on a yacht which the society had chai'lereil to lake cm a world pilgrimage. He refused to sup ply siillicieiit food or lo put into port when conditions got unbearable, say ing the Lord would care for Ihiun. TO HONOR DEAD SAILORS Washington, Dec. 1 7. President Tail is anxious Ilia! the bodies of a number of Hie dead sailors found in the wreck of the Maine which are soon to be brought north shall be' transported with all possible dig nity. The Pres-icleiit has wiitl'ii a !'-lt"r in Secretary Meyer expressing Hie wish that, if possible, the bodies be brought from Havana upon one of the large Vessels of the navy, e-')ll-ayed by another vessel. LOW RATES ON. Reclined rates on all the railroads cf the State have been announced tor the annual Florida l-Mue-al ioual Association meeting which will take place ill Jacksonville December S7t.li t't l".nh, inclusive-. The- rale from Lakeland is $."..!mi. PEACE SOON TO REIGN IN CHINA (By Associated pres. Shanghai, China. Im-c. IV Peace: lie-got ial ions w hich may end the most widespread re-volution in China of moelern times w. re opened tf day between the c b tedious revolu tionist" re p re s-ti tiit in- and th- prem ier. I C. WALKER APPOINTED SPECIAL AGENT OF A. C. L. I. C. Walk'-r. who served as deputy under Kx-Sheriff L. W. Fenne-II, has lic-ii appointed speiial age-nt of the Atlatitie- Coast. Line- to sue-cecel Cfias. Pinkeisoii, who was re-ee-ritly appoint ed law age.iit of the road with head-eiiarte-rs at Lakeland. Mr. Walker, siic-e leaving (iaine-s-ville, has wrved the town of Alachua very efficiently as marshal. He is r-garded as a terror to evil-doe-rs and will no doubt rende-r excellent service to his newemploycrs. The appointment of Mr. Walker became effective Friday. Gainesville Sun. FARMERS' CLUB'S EINE MEETING LARGE ATTENDANCE AND PLEAS ANT TIME ENJOYED ON SATURDAY. The Farmers' Club held a line meeting Saturday at the home of Mr. and .Mrs. X. II. Davis in the Ilol lingsworth iiciglihorhiMid. and all who attended are enthusiastic over tha delightful day spent with this hos pitable couple, and the profitable Meeting held. About 10 o'clock the crowd be gan to gill her it ti I by noon there' were over loo members present. Ml'. Davis showed the men over his "Flat woods Farm," and all voiced the sentiment thai this Illinois gentle man was making a grand success of farming in Florida) Some of the finest strawberries brought, to the local market last year were those grown by Mr. Davis, and Ihat he will make an equal if not greater success this year than last is an as sured fact. I he table' being loaded with all in a li the table being landed with all man ner of good things, which I he large crowd hugely enjoyed. After din ner the business session was held. Ow ing to the absence of I he Presi dent, Judge W. S. Preston, w ho was ill. Mrs. Mercer presided over the meet ins,'. It being Ladies' Day, a program especially of interest to them, was carried out. Several pa pers were rend and Mrs. Brewer and Mrs. .1. D. Allen gave interesting talks, the former on the easiest, way It- launder clothes and the latter on how to make tomato butler. The gentlemen also entered into the dis cussion and all fell that they had been helped thereby. The next mccling of the Club will be held at the hornet of Mrs. K. A, Blaine, on Lake I lolllngsworth, a' which time the cultivation of Irish potatoes and tomatoes will be dis cussed. "BETTER FARMING SPECIAL" COMPLETES ITINERARY Pensacola, Dec, 17. The "better farming .spec-la I" completed ils itin erary last night at Caiiloiituctit, ar riving in Pensacola about ti p. in. Tho actual llgures for the entire trip arc as follows: 'Cl -.l nf I., , l.i ii, ,, ". II v. ". Average daily attendance.... 1,171 'I'otal number of days out . . . L'li .Number of stops on L. A- X.. . 'It The ligures eompareii very favora bly with similar institute work in other stales at the present time and show up belter than in many other stall's cm the lirsl tour. The- breaking up of the train after the trip on the I,. K X. was clone; wilh considerable regret, even though tin- tour from the start has been of considerable length. A gn-at many photographs have been take n at. the different places that will serve as pleasant reminders of Ho geoc feel ing that exisle'd among Hie train ollieials and members of the- univer sity staff. STATE'S RECORDS BEING CLOSED Tallahassee-, Mi-. hi. About this season of the year those depart tni'tits that have? to make! annual re ports to the governor are very busy preparing the information for the same, ami c losing up th- re-cords of the- year's business in their ot!ie. Kae Ii year the- business of the State grows and these re ports become nec essarily more- voluminous The leg islature of this ye-iir added i-otisidera-ble clepiirtme-iital work and the sum mer ane f.ill have be-e-n busy seasons '.Villi tie- l.lhille-t cifliei TS. Owing to tin- fail Ilia! many of th- e-abinet. officers are very busv with their department work they will l.ot be- able to ge-t off te attend the silver se rvi e ceremonies next Mon day. Attorne y Cene ral Park Tram-me-II will have to no to Xew Orleans ne xt week to argue a case for the state in the- I'nited States circuit court and may stop over at Pensa cola eithe r going or on his re turn. H. B. Carter, a popular gentleman of lakeland, was in the city yester day mingling with friends and tak ing in the places of amusement along Franklin street. Tampa Tribune.